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Holy Ghost plays at PS1 on September 04

“We've been making our own music since we were 13. It feels like it always did— arduous but necessary,” says Alex Frankel of the clubby-cool, electronic-based Holy Ghost! Clearly, this sense of necessity comes from a commitment to both passion and roots – both Frankel, and music soul mate/band mate/life mate, Nick Millhiser, have been in love with music, and New York, since, well, forever. So, how appropriate that the duo, along with their new live show band members, will be performing this Saturday at the chic music-praising, New York artists- embracing PS1. You should check it out – their seventies dance’y jams will be totally worth the heat (and wind…maybe rain… thanks Earl). And if their catchy sound isn’t convincing enough for you, or you’re too lazy to make that pretty effortless trek to Queens, remember that this will be the last PS1 Warm Up. I mean, how else were you planning on ending your summer with a hipster filled sonic boom? - Alex Daly


Weekend Warrior, Sept. 3 - 6

It’s Labor Day weekend, and the weather predictions are lookin’ quite fine so a BBQ is most likely eminent in your future. While you are probably wavering between catching the FREE live performance by Free Energy at The Piazza or making the trek to the Camden Waterfront for Red Bull’s Flugtag competition on Saturday, we’d like to offer you a fun First Friday alternative for this evening that certainly won’t interfere with your plans (well, that is if you don’t tie one on too hard with all the free beer that comes with your measly $5 admission). Our favorite grunge-y dream pop outfit Creepoid will be putting on an intimate concert tonight at Little Berlin. It’s also doubling as a video shoot for the hard-partying crew so dress to impress (not really necessary but you may be immortalized on film or laughed at privately by the band while viewing the footage). They’ll be joined by Black Hawk and Exploding World as well as artwork by Zodiac Down. Little Berlin, 119 W. Montgomery Ave., 7pm, $5, All Ages
Hurry and do something as the official days of summer fade off into the distance…
Johnny Brenda’s (1201 N. Frankford Ave.) FRI & SAT Fring Festival Late Night Cabaret
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) FRI Arrah & The Ferns Album Release Show w/ Wissahickon Chicken Shack, Funkslaw, Lady, SAT Clean Equations
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) SAT The Stand-Ins, Jaded Son, Opening Day
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Donovan Rice, Sunday's Best
Tritone (1508 South St.) SAT Broken Prayers, SUN Robots & Racecars and Pulling Punches
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) SAT Schoolly D and Alien Architect
The Ox (2nd and Oxford St.) SAT The Divine Lorraine
JR's Bar (2327 S. Croskey St.) SAT Surgeon, KMX Band, The Fetals
Greenline Café (4239 Locust St.) FRI The Circadian Rhythms, Motorcycle Maus, The New Heaven and the New Earth
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SAT Boy Wonder Album Release Party w/ Wyldlyfe
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI Hired Gun Blues Band, SAT 722
The Piazza (Germantown Ave.) SAT 104.5 Block Party w/Free Energy

Weekly Feature #217b: Chappo

From the midnight show at Rockwood Music Hall to the lofts of good ole’ BK, the guys from Chappo have been stirring up the NYC indie music scene with good times, good vibes, and great sounds. The catastrophically crazy Southern duo, comprised of Alex Chappo and Chris Olson Chappo, have an energy that transcends from the stage to the streets, leaving a wake of “space dust” in their trail that keeps fans moving, shaking, and coming back for more. Often described as a huge party, Chappo shows set the bar regarding cosmic energy and out-of-body experiences, complete with props, noisemakers, and the occasional instrument. Their music is fearless, innovative and downright fun, infusing classic indie pop with complete chaos, achieving their goal of making the Chappo experience one meant to be out of this world. - Read Christina Morelli's Q&A with the band here.


Weekly Feature #217a: The Sundelles - Live at Bowery on 09.10-11

This Brooklyn three-piece, made up of Sam Sundoes, Davey Sarantos and Trevor Mcloughlin are creating lo-fi, catchy songs with creative melodies and straightforward vocals. With songs like “Keep it to Yourself,” The Sundelles bumbling, buzzing tunes create washed out blazes of sound with their fuzzy instrumentals while maintaining a clear melodic, bouncy tune with upbeat singing. Not the mention the group seems to have an affinity for young children, confetti, and balloons. In both music videos on their website, confetti is flying through the air, and in several photos and one video, there are adorable little children present. The Sundelles seem to be a band that likes to have a good time and show it through bright sounds, energetic drums and guitar, as well as their personality as a band. They seem like they have fun all the time, which is awesome. - Read Lauren Piper's Q&A with the band here.


TOMORROW: The Deli SF Presents - My First Earthquake, The Dont's, Spiro Agnew and Phantom Kicks plus a DJ Set by H.A. Eugene of Business 80

Just a reminder for you to come out, tomorrow evening, for our latest Deli SF presents show with My First Earthquake (July - 1st half - Artist of the Month), The Dont's (August's Album of the Month), Spiro Agnew (album release show for OH What Model Citizens We Be), Phantom Kicks (July - 2nd half - Artist of the Month) and DJ Set by H.A. Eugene of Business 80 (July's Album of the Month).  Roll over to the Rickshaw at 8pm to for some dance-party fun and enjoy this exciting line-up.